Food Habits for a Better, Happier Life
We often miss to put enough stress on the fact that physical workouts and organic nutritious food need to be incorporated into our busy schedule. It is only when we opt for it that change will be highlighted in our lives. Research proves that certain foods are capable of uplifting your mood and in turn, make your life a happier one! We are not talking about foods that give you instant kicks, but those which will be your friends for a lifetime.
So how and where do we really start?
Work your way out!
One thing that needs to be pointed out is the fact that we really don’t see youngsters working out, anywhere! There’s no right time, it is only now! If you have been planning on that early morning jog, this is the right time. Find it too boring? Join Zumba! More of an indoor person? Hit the gym! Just find your favorite way to fight that flab.
Super food in supermarkets
The easiest way to adapt healthy food habits is to look keenly for the right, organic food in your supermarket. The whole purpose of a supermarket is to choose from a plethora of options! Here are our tips:
– Pick brown rice over white
– Try green tea for a while and inculcate that habit and avoid caffeine based drinks
– Replace sugar with jaggery or honey
– If you are a hard core fan of desserts, try replacing them with fruits. They curb your need for sugar and are healthy too! And all that you know about dark chocolate is true, but that doesn’t mean you indulge in it. You can consume dark chocolate in a limited way.
– Look for better snacking options, replace junk food with nuts!
– Include lots of fresh vegetables in your diet. Go for seasonal fruits and veggies. There was a reason we were taught to stick to seasonal foods, remember? They affect your body in a certain way during one season. Stop buying anything that is non-seasonal. For example, cauliflower is available all through the year when it is supposedly a winter vegetable, right?
Remember, there is one simple rule to be followed – buy things that have low shelf-life. Why? Because it means it is a natural option over the ones which have a much higher shelf-life. Compare for yourselves!
Busting common myths
If you thought milk is the only source of calcium, think a little beyond it. Milk based products are rich in calcium too but at the same time they are less fattening! Thus, curd and buttermilk are much healthier options than milk since they are low in calories and fat.
Similarly, if you’re not a huge fan of lentils (dal), include soya beans in your meals. But be careful as soya beans cannot be consumed daily for it is too rich in proteins and the body finds it difficult to digest.
See how easy it is to switch to more nutritious eating habits? Some little changes in the diet and you’re on your way to a better and healthier lifestyle.
We hope you are already headed to the supermarket!